Our Brother’s Keeper

The Rich Man and Lazarus

September 26, 2010: 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time The Preferential Option for the Poor is a basic principle of Catholic social teaching. It essentially underscores that we are our brother’s keeper, especially where it concerns the most vulnerable among us including unborn children, persons with disabilities, the elderly and terminally ill, and victims of injustice […]

It’s a Relationship Business

The Unjust Steward by Jan Luyken

September 19, 2010: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time The parable of The Dishonest Steward is a difficult one. However, although it is omitted from the short version of this past Sunday’s gospel reading, it has much to teach us about relationships.  Really?!  Doesn’t the dishonest steward just cozy up to his master’s debtors with more dishonesty?  Let’s take a […]

They Know Not What They Do


September 12, 2010: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time The daily Mass readings this past week urged us to conduct our affairs in a manner pleasing to God. In 1 Corinthians, St. Paul urged us to purge immorality from our lives (Mon.), deal justly with one another (Tue.), refrain from idolatry (Thu.), exercise discipline (Fri.), and […]

Three Critical Questions


September 5, 2010: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Who am I? Where am I?  Where am I going?  These three critical questions can be applied to the readings this past Sunday and can assist us as we apply the teachings in our daily lives throughout the week and beyond. Who Am I? “If anyone comes […]